WASHINGTON – The Office of the United States Trade Representative and the National Economic Council today announced the appointment of United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai to the White House Competition Council.
In July 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy, which created the Competition Council and instructed federal agencies to identify ways to promote competition in all aspects of the U.S. economy.
“A key plank of President Biden’s economic agenda is to promote competition to provide opportunity for American families and small businesses, improve the welfare of workers and farmers, and further democratic accountability. This Council plays an integral role in advancing that vision, and I am thrilled to formally join my esteemed colleagues from across the Biden-Harris Administration in this work,” said Ambassador Katherine Tai. “Our new approach to trade prioritizes fair competition in the global economy to reduce vulnerabilities and supply chain chokepoints and reverse the race to the bottom. We are integrating these objectives into our bilateral and plurilateral negotiations. I look forward to working with the Competition Council to ensure that trade policy supports President Biden’s goal of building our economy from the middle out and the bottom up.”
“Promoting fair and competitive markets is a core part of our trade policy. We welcome Ambassador Tai to the Competition Council—the institution that oversees President Biden’s all-of-government approach to promoting competition,” said Hannah Garden-Monheit, Director for Competition Council Policy at the National Economic Council.
The Council is chaired by Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council, Lael Brainard, and includes members of the President’s Cabinet and leaders from across the federal government.
The White House Competition Council has held five meetings to date, including the most recent gathering in July 2023.
For more information on the White House Competition Council, please visit whitehouse.gov/competition.